Friday, December 7, 2012

Having Fun with Clone Pictures

These are pictures I put into my second book, "How to Create Clone Pictures with MS PowerPoint." Note that all of the pictures were edited with PowerPoint, not PhotoShop or any other image editing software.

This one was my first attempt at doing this. My youngest daughter squealed, "there are two daddies in the picture!" When I could hardly see the seam where the pictures joined, I knew this was going to be a new, fun hobby.

This was my second attempt. It was a little more challenging but I got it alright. I gained a lot of confidence after finishing this.

This was a pre-Halloween picture. The photos took about three minutes to set up and take. Editing the pictures took less than ten minutes.

I got a lot of likes for this picture. It gives the term, "multi-tasking" a whole new meaning. I also learned that people call these pictures, "multiplicity pictures," from the movie "Multiplicity." I didn't watch the movie so I had no idea what they were talking about at first.

This next one was more difficult than it looks. I had to balance on one foot to make sure only my head was visible (obviously, I was unsuccessful). I kept bumping into the closet doors and ruining the shot. I almost gave up on finishing this one.

I wanted to be able to tell a story so I combined three clone pictures of me playing, "Rock Paper Scissors." The loser pays the winner with money hence, the downcast posture.

The hotel where I recently stayed provided newspapers everyday so I had a small stack of them in my room. Editing this was a little difficult because the left clone was sitting on the right clone's shadow. I decided to leave it out. Fortunately, no one noticed it.

I got a lot of laughs for this one. I wanted to make it look like the right clone was putting on lipstick but I didn't have one so I used the small bottle of shampoo that was in my hotel room's bathroom. There's an imperfection here. The left clone doesn't seem to be looking directly at the right clone. That's one of the difficulties of setting up these pictures. It's difficult to predict where exactly you should be facing when you take the shot.

Editing isn't difficult. I even taught my niece how to do it via Facebook and, I must say, she did a pretty good job. Here, however, you can see the difficulty of knowing where to cast your eyes on if you're facing your clone.

I'll share my other clone pictures as I make new ones. Wanna try making your own?